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Machine Sim Settings gibbscam

Machine Sim Settings are accessible two ways, either from the Machine Sim Render Control palette’s contextual menu or from the File > Preferences menu. When the Machine Sim Render Control palette is open the Edit Flash CPR Settings… button opens the Machine Sim Settings dialog box. The Machine Simulation and …

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About the MDDs and the MDD Editor gibbscam

  The axes definition in the MDD must be consistent with the axes definitions in the machine assembly which is created using Build Machine. In particular the number and type of axes must match. If an axis is attached to the machine’s table (for a mill) or part-holding spindle (for …

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MDDs gibbscam

Each machine assembly that is created must have an custom MDD that defines that machine including the tool change position, the range of motion of the axes and other data. In the case of many fairly simple machines you can start with an existing, standard MDD and modify the data …

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Machine Simulation – Clearance Planes gibbscam

The MDD associated with a machine should reflect the machine’s and the post’s retract behavior so that Machine Sim shows what will really happen on the machine. For most posts the tool will go home, in some cases the render will only show ZCP1. Example of a machine whose Tool …

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Overview gibbscam

Machine Simulation does not really affect part setup, except that each machine assembly requires a custom MDD, which can streamline some of the choices you make when setting up a part including the rotary setup and the post processor selection.

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Comparison of rendering modes gibbscam

Simulation is very different than the traditional GibbsCAM rendering (“CPR”) and is not the same as Flash CPR. Flash CPR is fairly similar to the traditional rendering except for the actual image in that it uses the same part-centric toolpath display as traditional rendering. Simulation rendering in Part Mode (see …

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Overview gibbscam

Machine Simulation is accessed from the Cut Part Render button on the main palette or the Plug-Ins menu. Build Machine opens the interface for defining and creating a machine tool while the Machine Sim option activates the Simulation rendering mode. Typically a machine tool needs to be created before using …

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Introduction gibbscam

The Machine Simulation option is a 3D representation of a Machine Tool, the parts and cutting tools which supplements the standard rendering component of GibbsCAM. Machine Simulation provides a machine-centric view of what is happening as opposed to the standard rendering which is part-centric. Also included with this option is …

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Custom side layout gibbscam

It is very convenient to use the Custom Sides option when defining a part with different parts on different sides of the tombstone. It is vital that the steps and counts are properly set for each side to ensure the proper output. The following example is typical of a custom …

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Consistency Check gibbscam

Clicking the OK button in the Tombstone Machining System dialog performs an operation consistency check to verify that the operations defined in the operation groups match the operations defined in the Gibbs operation tile list. In case of difference, you will see a message box similar to the one seen …

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